All I want for Christmas!
Ninox Support (When you are monitoring this forum - Please pay attention to this Santa Wish List thread. This is what your user base are listing here because we need a few (err probably more that few!) features/commands/functions etc ...
(So fellow users - List your Christmas wish here - To help support, lets keep this list fairly concise! a not stray too far off point! If they miss this post - I will regularly email them direct this list - The more we add and request the same then more chance we have of a possible implementation.
So to get us started -
One of the features I think was great in Filemaker was the ability to build solutions where mouse clicks were almost not needed while populating the database with data: I hate to move hands from the keyboard to the mouse every 5 second to add new informations.
At the moment, the best way I've found in Ninox to "minimize" the use of mouse is to use dynamic choice fields where otherwise I should click to open a related table and choose a value from that related table.
Could next updates feature some way to “keep hands on the keyboard”?
I think it would be great to be able to use if statements to create variables and then use them in formulas later.
let t := this; if field1 = null then let var1 := first((select Table1[field1 = t.field1]).fullname) else let var1 := first((select Table1[field1 = t.field2]).fullname) end let newRec := (create Table3) newRec.linkfield := var1
gives an error message. you have to put the whole create record part in each section of the if statement:
let t := this; if field1 = null then let var1 := first((select Table1[field1 = t.field1]).fullname) let newRec := (create Table3) newRec.linkfield := var1 else let var1 := first((select Table1[field1 = t.field2]).fullname) let newRec := (create Table3) newRec.linkfield := var1 end
It would be much cleaner if we didn't have to repeat code. I guess I could understand that Ninox doesn't know what var1 will be when writing the code so it can't validate it, but since this is a wish list.
So - I think this subject has been useful and given us a reasonable clue as to what users are seeking/asking for. I have today copied all the thread and sent it off to Ninox support to be forwarded onto the development think tank for them to cogitate over. I have asked them to put a post on this forum to say that have a least read it! - No guarantees but we just might see some of it adopted ! Ps Thank you to all those who posted suggestions!